Niels Arden Oplev to Direct GOOD PEOPLE Starring Tobey Maguire

     September 29, 2010


The Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has paid off well for its key players.  Female lead Noomi Rapace is making her U.S. debut in Sherlock Holmes 2, male lead Michael Nyqvist is playing the villain in the fourth Mission: Impossible, and now Production Weekly is tweeting that director Niels Arden Oplev is set to direct Good People with Tobey Maguire set to produce and attached to star.  Based on the novel by Marcus Sakey, the thriller centers on a couple who discover $370,000 in a deceased tenant’s apartment.

Maguire’s been keeping a low profile ever since Spider-Man 4 fell apart earlier this year so hopefully we’ll soon have news about him taking on a new project.  Hit the jump for the official book description of Good People.

Here’s the official description [via Amazon]:

When Tom and Anna Reed find $370,000 in their house one night it seems as if all their problems are solved. But what they can’t quite wrap their minds around is that nothing in this life is free. Before the week is over they’ll know exactly where that $370,000 came from-and come face to face with the brutal truth that in order to save your own life, sometimes you have to destroy your dreams…


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